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bigfellow Aug 5, 2009 12:06 PM

I've been eating at a new Turkish place here in Montreal and drinking Cola Tuka, Çamlıca ( Like sprite or 7 up) and Tamek brand Sour Cherry Nectar.

What different soft drinks have you come across?

 
 
 
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    bigfellow Aug 5, 2009 12:12 PM

    Coke in Germany earlier this year.

     
    1. JungMann Aug 5, 2009 01:56 PM

      When I was small I occasionally drank Vimto, a noxious concoction of berry and spice flavors that tasted more medicinal than pleasant.

      Green River is peculiar to the Chicago area and while it is supposedly a neon-colored lime-flavored drink, its flavor was something decidedly different. The Latin neighborhoods traded in Mexican Jarritos, Malta Goya (malt-flavored soda) and a sangria soda which was very sweet and kept me from trying the real thing until I was of age.

      In Spain there's Kas (I drink the diet version) with a very refreshing flavor.

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        Harters Aug 7, 2009 09:46 AM

        Vimto was one of a number of "grown-up" drinks that were developed in the early 20th century in response to the growing popularlity of the temperance movement in north west England. Until about ten years ago, it was still made at a factory five minutes drive from me.

        Vimto diluted with hot water remains a popular "medicine" alleviating the symptoms of colds, flu, cholera and international conflict. Personally, I would require politicians the world over to start their day with a mug of Vimto and hot. The world would be a better place.

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          KaimukiMan Aug 13, 2009 11:39 AM

          a few places in Hawaii (most notably Byron's by the Honolulu airport) have green river. And yes, it is a unique flavor, and turns your tongue such a pretty shade of green.

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            gordeaux Aug 13, 2009 01:21 PM

            Yes - green river is sickly sweet. Lime? I don't detect much lime in it at all - but it's a kid's treat. Jarritos tamarindo or sandia...what could be better if you don't have a six pack of Pacifico to wash down a few or five, or six char grilled steak tacos with firey salsa or pico de gallo.

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            Sam D. Aug 5, 2009 05:36 PM

            Rolyier brand Tarragon flavored soda. Inca Kola (Peruvian), which to me tastes like bubble gum.

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              mrbigshotno.1 Aug 6, 2009 07:13 AM

              Was in Peru long time ago for a few days, did the Inca Kola pisco thing, bad, bad, bad. Hangover worse, worse, worse!

            2. E Eto Aug 5, 2009 05:48 PM

              http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/2920...

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                bigfellow Aug 6, 2009 11:31 AM

                I'm not looking for the "Best Soft Drink Ever". But the most different wierdest or unusual. To those of us in North America at least.

                Thank you though.

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                  cavandre Aug 6, 2009 01:05 PM

                  Coca-Cola has a tasting room in the front part of EPCOT, "showcasing" a lot of products they make around the world. It's there that I had my first (& only) sip of Beverly. I didn't know that you can make a soft drink out of camel urine.

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                    cuccubear Aug 13, 2009 10:21 AM

                    Is that the really bitter one?

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                      cavandre Aug 13, 2009 11:33 AM

                      Yes! It really is awful.

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                        cuccubear Aug 13, 2009 11:50 AM

                        I couldn't remember the name! I had some at the Coca-Cola plant in Atlanta, and I <gulp> hate to disagree with you but I liked it!

                        I have this strange taste for bitter, and I found it a refreshing change from the super-sweet soda. :-]

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                Harters Aug 7, 2009 08:11 AM

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                I'd responded to bigfellow's OP , not the further explanation that what was wanted was something weird to North Americans. I have no idea what you might find weird.

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                  HillJ Aug 13, 2009 04:27 PM

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                    schrutefarms Aug 13, 2009 04:38 PM

                    SanBitters, although not hard to find, is slightly off the norm of regular soft drinks. I like the taste of it. I also LOVED (RIP) Coca Cola Black. I make do with the occasional Manhattan Special (when I can find it), but preferred the sweeter taste of Coca Cola Black. Chocolate soda is pretty interesting-I wouldn't buy a six-pack, but would have one if I was feeling it. Anyone ever try the Jones Thanksgiving soda (turkey and gravy, I think?)

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